The television series Seinfeld featured real-life locations which you can explore on a trip to New York City. Like Cosmo Kramer in "The Muffin Tops", you, too, can see the locations from the small screen with your own eyes.
Filming locations and places featured on the show
New York City
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- 1 Tom's Restaurant, 2880 Broadway, Morningside Heights, ☎ . Tu-Th 7AM-1PM, F-M 24 hours. Repurposed by the show as Monk's Cafe, the gang's favorite hangout. Outside the Seinfeld universe, it's best known as the setting for Suzanne Vega's 1987 hit song, "Tom's Diner".
- 1 211 W. 106th St., Manhattan Valley. Home of the eccentric J. Peterman, retail magnate and world traveller who was Elaine's boss in the last three seasons of the show. In the Season 8 episode "The Van Buren Boys", Elaine, tasked with ghostwriting Peterman's autobiography, interviews him here only to be frustrated by his boring stories ("We've covered all of [the intrigue and exotic romances] in the catalogue ad nauseam. No, I would like this book to be about my day-to-day life").
- 2 The Larchmont, 448 Central Park West, Manhattan Valley. Elaine lived here? Get out!
- 1 Metro Twin Cinema, 2626 Broadway, Manhattan Valley. Site of the double-date in Season 5 where Elaine and Jerry take their beaux to see The Age of Innocence, and Jerry's girlfriend "can't spare a square" of toilet paper for Elaine in the bathroom stall. Also where George impresses his new girlfriend in "The Opposite" by angrily shushing the loud movie-goers seated behind them, going so far as to threaten: "...we're gonna take it outside and I'm gonna show you what it's like!" Closed in 2002 and now vacant.
- 3 640 West End Avenue, Upper West Side. Home of Mr. Pitt, the eccentric, persnickety multimillionaire for whom Elaine works as a personal assistant for most of Season 6.
- 4 321 W. 90th St., Upper West Side. The building where George lived from the beginning of the series through Season 5, when he moved in with his parents. (After being hired by the Yankees and moving out, the picture becomes muddied: according to the show, his new place was on 86th Street, but the exterior shots used in filming switched inconsistently between the original 90th St. location and another building on 16th St. in Chelsea, a full 70 blocks south of its supposed location!)
- 2 Mount Sinai Hospital, 1425 Madison Ave., East Harlem, ☎ . Where Kramer and Mickey take turns hamming it up as actors portraying patients afflicted with various diseases, for the benefit of a class of medical students.
- 3 Loews Paragon Theater (now AMC 84th Street 6), 2310 Broadway, Upper West Side, ☎ . Another of the gang's movie-house haunts, Loews is where Jerry catches his dry cleaner wearing his coat, where Kramer meets Uma Thurman, where Jerry and Kramer leave George behind to see Firestorm together, and where Elaine and her boyfriend see The English Patient, leading to the demise of their relationship.
- 4 Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1901 First Ave., East Harlem, ☎ . Where witnessing the sponge bath of the beautiful patient in the room next door to his mother almost causes George to lose "The Contest"; where Elaine breaks her pre-ulcer test fast with delicious Drake's coffee cake in "The Suicide"; where George's supposed doppelgänger Neil is sent after burning his face on a crêpe in "The English Patient".
- 1 H&H Bagels, 2239 Broadway, Upper West Side. The store where Kramer worked until 1985, and briefly again in 1997 after calling off his twelve-year strike (a raise in the minimum wage had made his salary demands moot), was right on the southwest corner of 80th St. and Broadway. Though that location closed in 2012, H&H Midtown Bagels East continues to do business under different ownership at 1551 Second Ave. between 80th and 81st Sts.
- 5 Columbus Deli, 476 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side. Bodega with an illegal cockfighting ring in the back room, where Little Jerry Seinfeld, a rooster Kramer named in Jerry's honor, notched win after win against his hapless opponents. Still open as of December 2018 — stop in and see for yourself if Marcellino has taken Jerry's bounced check down from the wall of shame!
- 2 The Magic Pan, 432 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side. Izzy Mandelbaum was the franchisee of this location of the once-popular chain of crêperies, where Kramer put to work the "Cuban" cigar rollers (actually Dominicans) he'd hired for one of his get-rich-quick schemes. The chain folded shortly after the airing of that Season 8 episode, and the location is now an UNO Chicago Grill.
- 5 1125 Park Avenue, Carnegie Hill, ☎ . The swanky high-rise condo tower that's home of Russell Dalrymple, the (fictional) president of NBC who worked with Jerry and George on their TV pilot throughout most of Season 4. It's here where, in "The Shoes", George stares a little too long at Dalrymple's young daughter's cleavage, infuriating her father and almost leading to the cancellation of the pilot. (As Jerry said: "Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it; it's too risky. You get a sense of it and then you look away.")
- 3 Champagne Video, 2183 Broadway, Upper West Side. The video store where George bumps into Susan only to discover he's driven her to lesbianism, and where he later tries to rent Breakfast at Tiffany's in lieu of reading the novel for his book club. Also the workplace of the mysterious Vincent, whose taste in recommended videos makes Elaine fall in love sight unseen. Part of a now-defunct local chain, as of December 2018 this location is a vacant storefront for lease.
- 6 Central Park. The setting of many different happenings in the Seinfeld universe: Central Park is where Mr. and Mrs. Ross were taken by Kramer on a disastrous hansom cab ride with a flatulent horse, where George uses a line about manure to awkwardly flirt with a waitress from Monk's Cafe (and later with actress Marisa Tomei much more successfully, at least until she learns he has a fiancée), where George injures Bette Midler during a charity softball game, and where Elaine's Trinidadian houseguest Jean-Paul Jean-Paul loses the New York City Marathon after burning himself on a cup of Kramer's hot coffee.
- 7 Tavern on the Green, ☎ . M-Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa 9AM-11PM, Su 9AM-9PM. George learns his girlfriend Allison is planning to break up with him, so he dodges her calls in order to force her to be his date to the party George Steinbrenner is throwing here for New York Yankees staff ("If she can't find me, she can't break up with me!") Foiled eventually, he takes Kramer as his "date", who is thrown into the dining room after a scuffle in the lobby with the back torn out of his tuxedo, spoiling the "grand entrance" George had hoped to make with Allison.
- 8 Central Park Zoo, ☎ . Daily 10AM-4:30PM. Where Kramer gets revenge on a mischievous chimp during a behind-the-scenes tour by throwing the banana peel back at him, only to be forced to apologize to the animal later. $9.95, children 3-12 $6.95, seniors 65 and over $7.95, children 2 and under free.
- 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, ☎ . Su-Th 10AM-5:30PM, F-Sa 10AM-9PM. In "The Raincoats", Elaine's "close talker" boyfriend arranged a behind-the-scenes tour for Jerry's parents who are in from out of town, where Helen took to Renoir's paintings of children and Morty came to the conclusion that Claude Monet must have been nearsighted. Later, the Met hosted a historical clothing exhibit (including "what Mary Todd wore to Lincoln's funeral") that Elaine attended with Susan, causing George's "worlds" to "collide". $25, seniors 65+ $17, students with valid ID $12, children 12 and under free.
- 4 Royale Pastry, 237 W. 72nd St., Upper West Side. Stood in for two different businesses during Seinfeld's run: Royal Bakery, which ran out of chocolate babkas at the worst possible time for Jerry and Elaine, and Schnitzer's, where Jerry physically fought an old woman for the last marble rye. Now closed and home to a Jenny Craig weight-loss center.
- 5 Beau Brummel Sport, 287 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side. Where Jerry spends over $1,000 on a snazzy suede jacket to impress Elaine's intimidating father, only to be humiliated when it starts raining, forcing him to wear it inside-out with the pink candy-stripe lining showing. Now closed and home to a Super P supermarket.
- 2 Mendy's, 208 W. 70th St., Upper West Side. Remember Kenny Bania's favorite restaurant, where Jerry was tricked into buying him dinner repeatedly? Mendy's really exists, but it's not an upscale steak-and-seafood place as portrayed on the show: it's actually a chain of kosher delis. The one on W. 70th St. where Jerry and Kenny went is now closed, but if you want a meal like they had, head there anyway; it's now the renowned Lincoln Square Steak. Otherwise, head to one of five Mendy's locations throughout the city — the matzo ball soup is phenomenal, whether you consider it a full meal or not.
- 6 Melody Stationers, 1070 Madison Ave., Upper East Side. Where George bought the cheap envelopes that poisoned Susan, and to which he later returns to purchase (premium, super-glossy) invitations to a dinner party thrown by Jerry and his girlfriend. Closed, now a Johnny Was clothing store.
- 3 Fitzpatrick's, 1641 Second Ave., Yorkville. Where Keith Hernandez wines and dines Elaine in hopes of "reaching home plate", and — speaking of baseball — where George takes some visiting Houston Astros brass out to dinner on the advice of Mr. Wilhelm, and picks up a bad habit of cursing. Fitzpatrick's has been closed for some time, but if you're in search of a Seinfeld-inspired dinner of your own, the spot is now the upscale cocktail bar and restaurant known as The Daisy.
- 7 Ruby Nail Salon, 1183 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side. Korean-owned nail salon where Elaine enlists Frank to find out if the employees are taking advantage of the language barrier to gossip about her, only to rediscover Kim, his lost paramour whom he met during the Korean War. Closed, now a men's barbershop.
- 8 Nilo Cleaners, 1173 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side. Where Jerry took his houndstooth jacket and his mother's fur coat in "The Secretary", only to run into the owner and his wife at the movies wearing them. Closed, now a clothing boutique.
- 9 Peter's, 182 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side. A fateful place in the life of George Costanza: it's here where his brief but illustrious hand modeling career began, where he lost out on a job opportunity due to "swishy" pants, and where Susan broke the news to him that her cousin had stolen his idea for an unusual baby name, "Seven". Closed in 2010, now home to a location of Rag & Bone clothing boutique.
- 10 Cineplex Odeon Regency, 1987 Broadway, Upper West Side. A favorite movie theater of the gang. This is where Newman catches Jerry making out with his girlfriend during a showing of Schindler's List, where Elaine stops at the concession stand for Jujyfruits on her way to the hospital to visit her injured boyfriend Jake Jarmel, where Jerry and Kramer get together to catch Plan 9 from Outer Space, and where George, to appease Susan, passes up the chance to see the aforementioned Firestorm in favor of The Muted Heart. Closed and demolished; now the site of an Apple Store.
- 10 Tiramisu, 1410 Third Ave., Upper East Side, ☎ . M-Th noon-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-11:30PM, Su 11AM-11PM. Upscale Italian restaurant and brick-oven pizzeria where Jerry went on his first date with Gillian, a friend of Elaine's with "man hands".
- 11 La Boite en Bois, 75 W. 68th St., Upper West Side, ☎ . Su-Th 11:30AM-10:30PM, F-Sa 11:30M-11PM. Fancy French restaurant that appears frequently in the show: it's where Jerry strains to avoid letting his parents find out he threw away the watch they gifted him (the same one Uncle Leo picked out of the garbage), where George strains to find out if his girlfriend "feel[ing] full after the risotto" is a metaphor for their sex life, where George's Latvian Orthodox girlfriend breaks up with him, and where Jerry discovers his girlfriend Gwen is a "two-face".
- 12 Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side, ☎ . Where Elaine attends a performance of Swan Lake with Robert, a gay man for whom she agrees to pose as a girlfriend to appease his homophobic boss, only to fall in love with him and try to get him to "switch teams".
- 4 O'Neal's, 49 W. 64th St., Upper West Side. Where, during dinner with Elaine, Kramer, and Kramer's "low talking" fashion designer girlfriend Leslie, Jerry inadvertently agrees to wear a "puffy shirt" designed by the latter to an appearance on the Today show. O'Neal's closed in 2010, but you can still get a good meal here: it's now the site of the Atlantic Grill, serving some of Manhattan's best seafood.
- 5 Catch a Rising Star, 1487 First Ave., Lenox Hill. Where Jerry is scheduled to perform in "The Movie", but misses his slot after a nightmarish taxi ride with fellow comedian Pat Buckles. The New York location of this chain of comedy clubs is now closed, and the building is a vacant storefront as of October 2017, but head to one of Catch a Rising Star's other locations in Princeton, New Jersey; Reno, Nevada; Providence, Rhode Island; or Monticello, New York and you might catch the next Jerry Seinfeld on the cusp of his or her fame.
- 11 McBurney School, 15 W. 63rd St., Upper West Side. Where Jerry's tomfoolery with a Pez dispenser causes Elaine to laugh all the way through George's girlfriend's piano recital. (This was actually a continuity error on the writers' part; the school closed down in 1988, four years before the episode aired.)
- 13 West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St., Upper West Side, ☎ . M-F 5AM-11PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 8AM-8PM. In the men's locker room, Jerry meets his idol, former New York Mets player Keith Hernandez — who goes on to woo Elaine and get confronted by Kramer and Newman, who accuse him of spitting on them after a crucial game in the 1987 World Series.
- 12 Westbury Hotel, 15 E 69th St., Upper East Side. Scene of Jerry and George's awkward conversation with Elaine's intimidating novelist father, Alton Benes, in "The Jacket"; also the venue of the bachelor auction hosted by Elaine in "The Barber", which Jerry bowed out of in favor of Kramer (for whom the bidding started at $5). Closed in 1997, now condos.
- 14 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (now Mount Sinai West), 1000 Tenth Ave., ☎ . Where Estelle convalesces after falling down in shock upon hearing that George is gay (not that there's anything wrong with that); where Kramer runs scared from the "pig-man" in room 1937 to the detriment of George's car; where Elaine's ex-boyfriend's touch-and-go surgery is a smashing success thanks to an errant Junior Mint.
- 15 Beach Cafe, 1326 Second Ave., Lenox Hill, ☎ . M-Th 11:30AM-midnight, F 11:30AM-1AM, Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 11AM-11PM. Kramer's obnoxious mother Babs works as a restroom matron at this restaurant where George takes his possibly-bulimic model girlfriend Nina out to dinner in "The Switch".
- 16 Sotheby's, 1334 York Ave., Lenox Hill, ☎ . Peterman sends Elaine here twice to bid on items for his collection of obscure memorabilia: first in "The Bottle Deposit" for a set of golf clubs that belonged to John F. Kennedy; later in "The Frogger" for a slice of cake from Edward VIII's wedding to Wallis Simpson.
- 13 Symphony Café, 238 W. 56th St., Midtown. Over dinner here, Elaine sympathizes with her friend Cynthia over her inability to find the right man — later hitting on the idea of hooking her up with George. Closed; now the home of Fuji Sushi.
- 6 The Original Soupman (formerly Soup Kitchen International), 259A W. 55th St., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . M-Sa 11AM-8PM, Su 11AM-7PM. "The Soup Nazi" was a real-life person, Ali Yeganeh—and by all accounts, the experience at his restaurant was more or less exactly how it was depicted in the seventh-season episode of the same name. Yeganeh has always resented the fame (or notoriety) that his portrayal on Seinfeld brought him, but after the original restaurant closed in 2004, he somewhat reluctantly parlayed it to relaunch his business as a chain that now counts four locations across the Northeast (including the original).
- 17 Trattoria dell'Arte, 900 Seventh Ave., Midtown, ☎ . M-Sa 11:45AM-midnight, Su 11AM-10:30PM. Over dinner here, Jerry sympathizes with George over his inability to find the right woman — later hitting on the idea of hooking her up with Cynthia, a friend of Elaine's.
- 14 Mickey Mantle's, 42 Central Park South, Garment District. Kramer pays the former New York Yankee himself a visit here in Season 4 to apologize for punching him in the mouth during a brawl at baseball fantasy camp, only to get (literally) thrown out of the restaurant by security. Mickey Mantle's closed in 2012, 17 years after the death of its namesake, and is now the site of a spray tanning salon.
- 18 JoJo, 160 E. 64th St., Lenox Hill, ☎ . Lunch: M-F noon-2:30PM, Sa-Su 11AM-3PM; dinner M-Th 5:30PM-10:30PM, F-Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Su 5:30PM-10PM. Fancy restaurant where Elaine and Peterman hit it off over their mutual love of fine couture in "The Understudy".
- 19 Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., Upper East Side, ☎ . M-Tu 10AM-8PM, W-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 11AM-8PM. Home of the "skinny mirrors" that fool Elaine into buying a dress that doesn't quite look the same when she gets home; also where Kramer gets stuck in a fitting room in his underwear after selling the clothes off his back to Kenny Bania and where George charges a sable fur hat to the Peterman expense account.
- 20 Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Ave., Garment District, ☎ . Elaine reluctantly gives up her free suite here (given to her after lying that she was in from out of town on a job interview) to Jerry's parents, who really are in from out of town — and after they trash the room and ring up hundreds of dollars worth of extra charges, she's stuck with the bill!
- 21 New York Hospital — Cornell Medical Center (now NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center), 525 E. 68th St., Lenox Hill, ☎ . Where Kramer visits the ailing Poppie bearing gifts of chili and wine in "The Couch" and scores a primo parking space thanks to his "ASSMAN" vanity license plate in "The Fusilli Jerry"; where Bette Midler convalesces after her injury on the softball diamond in "The Understudy"; where George's reaction to Susan's death is one of "repressed jubilation" (in "The Invitations") and later recovers from his own injuries that put "The Summer of George" on ice.
- 22 Pasteur Pharmacy, 806 Lexington Ave., Lenox Hill, ☎ . M-F 8AM-7:30PM, Sa 10AM-5:30PM. Where Elaine bargains hard for the last case of recently-recalled Today contraceptive sponges in the city. Still open as of December 2018, and the sponge is back on the market, so buy as many as you want.
- 6 Manhattan East Medical Offices, 225 E. 64th St., Lenox Hill. Home of Dr. Tim Whatley's dental office, as well as the office of the proctologist whom Frank consults to remove "The Fusilli Jerry" from his nether regions.
- 23 Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), 245 W. 52nd St., Theater District, ☎ . Shortly after a whirlwind visit to the Met, Elaine's "close talker" boyfriend takes her and Jerry's parents here to see a production of My Fair Lady — much to Elaine's annoyance.
- 7 1325 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown, ☎ . Fictional headquarters of the J. Peterman Catalog, where Elaine worked for the three final seasons of the show.
- 8 600 Madison Avenue, Midtown East. Home of the fictional Pendant Publishing, where Elaine worked as a copy editor from the second through the fifth season (and George too, for one disastrous third-season episode).
- 24 Manhattan Mini Storage, 543 W. 43rd St., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . Daily 7AM-10PM. Where, much to his chagrin, Jerry discovers that Kramer is letting Newman illegally store undelivered mail in Jerry's storage unit.
- 25 New York Friars Club, 57 E. 55th St., Midtown East, ☎ . If you're lucky enough to be invited to dinner here, don't forget your jacket — or at least don't lose the one they give you at the door. Jerry did just that in Season 7, and it cost him membership in the club!
- 26 Bruno, 240 E. 58th St., Midtown East, ☎ . Su-Tu 5PM-10PM, W-Sa 5PM-11PM. Site of Kramer and Mickey's double date in "The Yada Yada", where they couldn't decide which girl was right for which guy. Still in business, but under a new name: Club A Steakhouse.
- 27 Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, Theater District, ☎ . Site of the 1997 Tony Awards, where Jerry takes his girlfriend Lanette on a date, and Kramer works as a seat filler (and somehow manages to win an award for his "performance" in the fictional musical Scarsdale Surprise).
- 28 St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 W. 46th St., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . Stand-in for the unnamed Catholic church where Jerry, frustrated with the Jewish jokes told by recent convert Tim Whatley, sidles into a confessional to tattle on him to a priest for also telling a joke about the Pope and Raquel Welch.
- 29 Hotel Edison, 228 W. 47th St., Theater District, ☎ . Where George is stripped to his underwear, handcuffed to the bed, and robbed blind by a beautiful woman who seduced him on "The Subway" — and he misses his job interview, too!
- 30 Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, 450 W. 43rd St., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . M-Sa 6AM-midnight, Su 7AM-midnight. The setting of a pair of mishaps involving Elaine: in Season 3, she eliminates herself from "The Contest" after John F. Kennedy Jr. joins her aerobics class; in Season 6, she loans Mr. Pitt's tennis racket to a representative of Doubleday Publishing in hopes of landing a new job.
- 7 The Improv, 358 W. 44th St., Hell's Kitchen. The comedy club where Jerry delivered all the stand-up bits that opened and closed each episode of the first seven seasons — even after 1992, when the real-life one closed. If you want to catch a comedy show, The Improv is now a chain with locations in twenty cities nationwide (prominently excluding New York); if you'd rather delve deeper into Seinfeldiana, the old location is now home to the Producers Club Theater, starting point for the famous Kenny Kramer's Reality Tour (which, in turn, was parodied in Seinfeld's Season 8 episode "The Muffin Tops" — is your head spinning yet?)
- 8 Guild 50th Street Theatre, 33 W. 50th St., Theater District. Movie theater where Jerry was forced at gunpoint by a friend of Kramer's to film an illegal bootleg of Death Blow with a concealed camcorder, where Elaine loudly declared her hatred for The English Patient in front of Mr. Peterman, and where Kramer unsuccessfully tried to go to the bathroom during a bout of constipation. Now home to an Anthropologie clothing store (but the old marquee is still in front of the entrance!)
- 31 Sutton East Tennis Club, 488 E. 60th St., Lenox Hill, ☎ . Daily 7AM-11PM. Where horrible tennis player Miloš offers Jerry a date with his wife as compensation for deceptively selling him an expensive racquet, and where Kramer is put into a coma after repeatedly getting hit with tennis balls.
- 32 Beckett Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . The tiny Off-Broadway playhouse that ran Jerry Seinfeld Is the Devil, a one-woman show written and performed by Susan's old roommate Sally Weaver, who claims Jerry has ruined her life.
- 33 New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, Theater District, ☎ . The venue for the Able Mentally Challenged Adults benefit — where Kramer, whose slurred speech due to a novocaine injection led him to be mistaken for developmentally disabled, was the guest of honor — is also the place where Jerry's attempts to woo Miss Rhode Island (who was staying in Room 417) were constantly frustrated by her chaperone, Kramer, and where Mr. Lippman's press conference for Jake Jarmel's new book went awry.
- 34 Majestic Theatre, 245 W. 44th St., Theater District, ☎ . In Season 7, Kramer got a personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Majestic's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat courtesy of Ethan, a friend of Susan's who was "The Wig Master" for the troupe.
- 35 Sardi's, 234 W. 44th St., Theater District, ☎ . Tu-Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su noon-7PM. Where Kramer, at the Tony Awards afterparty fresh off his "win" for the fictional Scarsdale Surprise, is given an ultimatum by the musical's real director: he can keep the statuette, but he has to be the one to fire the notoriously hotheaded Raquel Welch from the performance.
- 15 Brentano's, 597 Fifth Ave., Midtown East. "The Bookstore" where Uncle Leo is caught shoplifting, and where George is forced to buy a book he doesn't want (and can't get rid of, as it's been "flagged") after taking it to read in the men's room. (This was another continuity error on the writers' part: this location of Brentano's had already been closed for two years by the time the episode aired in 1998. The space is now a Lululemon clothing store.)
- 36 The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Theater District, ☎ . Site of the titular performance of Pagliacci in "The Opera", to which all four have tickets for opening night. Jerry helps Elaine dodge her boyfriend/stalker, "Crazy" Joe Davola, while George and Kramer try to scalp their tickets.
- 9 The Hippodrome, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, Midtown East, ☎ . Where Jackie Chiles, superlawyer extraordinaire who bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain member of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team", kept his office.
- 16 Zohra Fabrics, 256 W. 39th St., Garment District. Workplace of Ricky, the creepy guy who was infatuated with Elaine after meeting her on the subway: he's a mannequin designer, and his new bestselling model is a dead ringer for Elaine. Closed, now the site of a different fabric wholesaler.
- 37 New York Public Library Main Branch, 476 Fifth Ave., Midtown South, ☎ . M & Th-Sa 10AM-6PM, Tu-W 10AM-8PM. Where Jerry meets Lieutenant Joe Bookman, an ironically named "library cop" who dresses him down for checking out Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer in 1971 and never returning it — and where Kramer meets Marion, a librarian with whom he kindles a forbidden love affair.
- 17 Off-Track Betting, 714 Third Ave., Turtle Bay. After overhearing a horse racing tip on "The Subway", Kramer hurries into this place and wins $18,000 on a long-shot bet. The location is now a Wendy's.
- 10 Commerce Building, 708 Third Ave., Turtle Bay. Fictional rest-stop supply company Sanalac, headquartered here, would love to offer George a job. But, of course...
- 11 101 Park Avenue, Murray Hill, ☎ . Kruger Industrial Smoothing — George's incompetent employer for most of the final season, who "botched the Statue of Liberty job" ("they couldn't get the green stuff off") — was headquartered here.
- 38 Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Chelsea, ☎ . Aside from all the events the gang attended there — Jerry and his girlfriend Winona in floor seats for a Knicks game in "The Cigar Store Indian"; Jerry, Kramer, Elaine, and Puddy at a hockey game in "The Face Painter"; Jerry, his girlfriend Katya, and Kramer at the circus in "The Gymnast", not to mention the time Kramer got kicked out a Knicks game for throwing a hot dog at Reggie Miller — Madison Square Garden was also the setting for much of "The Limo", where Jerry and George accept a ride from a car service that was meant for someone else, namely a neo-Nazi leader headed to a rally.
- 18 Collectors Universe, 124 E. 40th St., Murray Hill. Collectibles shop to whom Kramer sells, for $200, a birthday card signed by the whole New York Yankees roster, with "The Wink" signifying George's permission — or so he thought. Closed, now a hair salon.
- 9 Catch a Rising Star (second location), 253 W. 28th St., Chelsea. Where, at an NBC showcase, Jerry intentionally bombs on stage to keep Kenny Bania, who's on next, from riding his coattails ("He only does well when he has me for a lead-in. He's a time-slot hit.") Catch a Rising Star moved here from the above location in the late 1990s, but as mentioned, it's now closed. This location is now home to an electronics store.
- 19 Hunan Fifth Avenue, 323 Fifth Ave., Midtown South. "The Chinese Restaurant" where the gang waited... and waited... and waited for a table. The experience must not have put them off the place too much, though, as they would return to it several times over the course of the series: it's where George discovers Jerry's new deaf girlfriend can read lips in "The Lip Reader", the venue for Jerry and George's double date in "The Masseuse", and where George shares an awkward dinner with Mr. Peterman in "The Secret Code". Closed in 2007, now a bank.
- 10 Downtown Veterinary Clinic, 148 Ninth Ave., Chelsea. "I'll take a vet over an M.D. any day. They've got to be able to cure a lizard, a chicken, a pig, a frog — all on the same day." In "The Andrea Doria", true to his words, Kramer finds a dog with the same cough he has and gets a vet from this office to prescribe medication. Later the site of the emergency surgery that saves the life of the squirrel George hit with his car in "The Merv Griffin Show". The clinic moved up the street to 244 Ninth Ave.; this former location is vacant and for lease.
- 39 Masonic Hall NYC, 71 W. 23rd St., Flatiron District, ☎ . M-F 9AM-5PM. Stood in for the Knights of Columbus hall that hosted Kramer's Jewish Singles Night, where Frank put his cooking skills to use for the first time since sickening his entire squadron with spoiled meat during the Korean War.
- 40 New York Police Department — 10th Precinct, 230 W. 20th St., Chelsea, ☎ . Where Kramer finds a way to earn quick money by standing in police lineups only to get falsely recognized as a jewelry store thief; where Frank comes to bail out George after his arrest for bootlegging Cry, Cry Again and ends up challenging Elaine to a fight ("You sayin' you want a piece of me?")
- 41 Peter McManus Cafe, 152 Seventh Ave., Chelsea, ☎ . M-Sa 11AM-4AM, Su noon-4AM. After Elaine's plot to seduce Russell Dalrymple (to get George and Jerry back in his good graces) is a little too successful, this is the place where she lets him down easy. Or tries, anyway — he ends up quitting his job at NBC and joining Greenpeace to prove his worth as a man.
- 20 Camouflage Clothing, 139 Eighth Ave., Chelsea. Stand-in for Ross's, a discount clothing store owned by a relative of Susan's where George takes pity on a security guard with no chair to sit in. Closed in 2014, now a Caffé Bene coffeeshop.
- 42 Old Homestead Steakhouse, 56 Ninth Ave., Chelsea, ☎ . M-Th noon-10:45PM, F noon-11:45PM, Sa 1PM-11:45PM, Su 1PM-9:45PM. One of the oldest continually operating restaurants in New York, where, on a date with Elaine's cousin Holly, Jerry's manhood is called into question when he orders "just a salad".
- 21 Bolo, 23 E. 22nd St., Flatiron District. Chef Bobby Flay's Spanish tapas house was the scene of three vexing dinners for the Seinfeld gang: one where Kramer chaperoned Miss Rhode Island's date with Jerry, to the latter's annoyance, and secured a job as her personal coach; one where George takes his cousin Rhisa on a date to get back at his parents for "cutting him loose", and Jerry's second date with Christie, who always seems to wear the same outfit ("What in God's name is going on here? Is she wearing the same thing over and over again, or does she have a closet full of these, like Superman?"). Closed in 2008 and demolished, with luxury condos occupying the site now.
- 11 Thomasville Furniture, 91 Seventh Ave., Chelsea. Where Jerry buys "The Couch" that Poppie ends up peeing on. Closed, but if you were hoping to take this opportunity to make like Jerry and upgrade your living room, you're in luck: the building is now the Chelsea branch showroom of Jensen-Lewis Furniture.
- 43 Pete's Tavern, 129 E. 18th St., Gramercy, ☎ . Su-W 11AM-2:30AM, Th 11AM-3AM, F-Sa 11AM-4AM. "The Tavern O. Henry Made Famous" is also the tavern where Kramer stakes out "The Sniffing Accountant" — Jerry's, whose constant habit makes Kramer suspect he's a cocaine addict.
- 22 Surgical Appliances, 44 Union Square East. Medical supply shop where George and Kramer go to pick up a new wheelchair for Lola, a handicapped woman that the latter has fallen in love with. As is George's wont, they picked the cheapest model possible, with predictably disastrous results. Closed, now a plumbing and heating contractor.
- 44 Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, New School for Social Research, 66 W. 12th St., Greenwich Village. Site of the art class in "The Doodle" attended by Elaine and Paula, George's girlfriend, whose unflattering caricature of him leaves George vexed.
- 45 New York Health and Racquet Club, 24 E. 13th St., Greenwich Village, ☎ . M-F 6AM-11PM, Sa-Su 8AM-9PM. Jerry and George's favorite health club, where the latter is caught peeing in the shower in "The Wife", and the former, curious to know if his girlfriend has breast implants, enlists Elaine to get in the sauna with her and "do a little investigative journalism".
- 46 NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (now NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital), 301 E. 17th St., Gramercy, ☎ . The scene of the alleged theft of Morty's wallet, who was in from out of town to see a specialist for his bad back.
- 23 Bradley's, 70 University Place, Greenwich Village. Old jazz club where Elaine's saxophonist boyfriend bombs onstage with a rendition of "Hot and Heavy", a song he wrote for her. Closed in 1996, only a few months after the episode aired. Now a bar with an entirely different clientele: Reservoir, catering to football fans from nearby NYU.
- 12 24 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village. The elegant apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Ross, Susan's parents, and location of the many interminable Susan Ross Foundation meetings George is forced to sit through in Seasons 8 and 9.
- 24 Bowen Fertility Clinic, 320 E. 15th St., Gramercy. Where the results of Kramer's fertility test inspire him to switch from briefs to boxers, and finally to no underwear at all. Closed; now a student residence hall for The New School.
- 47 Sunshine Cleaners, 51 University Place #3, Greenwich Village, ☎ . M-F 7AM-7PM, Sa 8AM-5PM. Where Jerry's girlfriend Meryl poses as "The Wife" to save money on dry cleaning. Still open as of December 2018, but no word on whether the 25% family discount policy is still in effect!
- 48 Cooper Station Post Office, 93 Fourth Ave., East Village, ☎ . M-F 9AM-5:45PM, Sa 9AM-3:45PM. The Seinfeld writers' favorite place to have characters get interrogated under hot lights: first Kramer in "The Junk Mail", who has the audacity to want to stop receiving mail altogether, then Jerry, for attemped mail fraud in "The Package", and finally George, who's accused of participating in "some ill-conceived mail-order pornography ring."
- 12 Pó, 31 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village. Where, in a desperate attempt to prove to his girlfriend Janet that he likes her for more than just her looks, George strains to find any conceivable reason for them to be together — and the best he can come up with is their shared love of chewing gum. The restaurant once co-owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali closed in 2017, but if you're hungry for Indian food, check out its successor, the West Village branch location of The Drunken Munkey.
- 49 Joe's Pizza, 7 Carmine St., Greenwich Village, ☎ . Su-Th 10AM-4AM, F-Sa 10AM-5AM. Stand-in for Paisano's Pizza, which the show's scripts indicate to be in the Bronx, but whose exterior shots are of this longstanding Greenwich Village institution. In Season 7, Paisano's/Joe's is the baker of George Steinbrenner's favorite calzones — and of Kramer's clothes, too, after he gets addicted to that "hot from the dryer" feeling.
- 25 Bleecker Bob's, 118 W. 3rd St., Greenwich Village. This legendary record shop was the Seinfeld stand-in for Ron's Records, where Kramer and Newman flatly refused the owner's offer of five dollars for a box of records Jerry took from the apartment of Sid, "The Old Man" for whom he'd signed up to do volunteer work. ("'Take it or leave it'? We got Al Jolson here. Al Jolson!") Closed in 2013, now a sushi restaurant.
- 26 Flash Foto, 31 Carmine St., Greenwich Village. After George discovers himself in the background of a photo his new boss, Mr. Kruger, took with his family at the beach, he absconds out of his office with it and takes it here to have his image airbrushed out — with disastrous results. Closed, now a restaurant.
- 50 Iggy's Pizzeria, 173 First Ave., East Village, ☎ . Daily 11AM-11PM. Stand-in for Mario's Pizza, Jerry and George's old high-school hangout where the latter's high score on "The Frogger" machine still stood all those years later. Jerry and George's visit to Mario's was on the cusp of its closure, but its counterpart Iggy's is still in business as of December 2018 — for anyone who wants to recreate George's daring traverse of First Avenue, you'll be disappointed to know their arcade machines are probably not for sale.
- 27 Ricky Pharmacy, 720 Broadway, East Village. Fed up with his constipation in "The Pilot", Kramer finally stops in here to pick up "the dreaded apparatus". Now closed and vacant.
- 28 Da Silvano, 260 Sixth Ave., Greenwich Village. Venue of Ellen's birthday dinner with Jerry in "The Van Buren Boys", which aggravates Jerry's suspicion that she may be "a loser": why is she not out celebrating with her friends on her birthday? Closed in 2016, now vacant.
- 29 Antique Boutique, 714 Broadway, East Village. Known in the Seinfeld universe as Rudy's, the vintage shop to whom Kramer sells a bunch of old clothes: a parcel of "Executives", a beltless trenchcoat invented by Morty Seinfeld in the 1960s, and a trunk of Frank Constanza's moth-infested "cabana wear". Later on a tag from Rudy's, torn out of Kramer's shirt, served as the crucial evidence leading to his arrest for dognapping in "The Engagement". Closed sometime between 2005 and 2011, now a vacant storefront.
- 51 Paradise Twin Theater (now IATI Theater), 64 E. 4th St., East Village, ☎ . In "The Movie", the gang head to this downtown movie house to catch CheckMate, but — stuck at the end of a long, slow line — they give up and end up seeing Rochelle, Rochelle ("a young woman's strange, erotic journey from Milan to Minsk").
- 30 Gladiator's Gym, 503 E. 6th St., East Village. Where Izzy Mandelbaum, an acquaintance of Morty and Helen's, takes Jerry "aboard the pain train" as his trash-talking personal trainer. Long closed, the site now handles "doughboys" of a different type as Carma East, a dim sum restaurant.
- 31 Country Cafe, 69 Thompson St., SoHo. "You call yourself a lifesaver; I call you Pimple Popper, M.D.!" Site of Jerry's "revenge date" with Sara, a dermatologist who, on an earlier date, had made Jerry feel "like if [he doesn't] save lives, [he's] worthless". Country Cafe closed in 2010, but the current occupant of the space — classy French bistro Vin et Fleurs — is still a great choice for all your revenge-dating needs.
- 52 New York State Department of Labor, 75 Varick St., SoHo, ☎ . M-F 8:30AM-5PM. Where George offers to take his unemployment officer's unattractive daughter on a date to avoid getting his benefits cut off, only to get dumped at the end. ("You've got no job, you've got no prospects. You're like Biff Loman.")
- 53 FDNY Hook & Ladder Company 8, 14 N. Moore St., TriBeCa. In "The Secret Code", Kramer stops by to share his favorite shortcuts through Greenwich Village and the West Side, only to demonstrate his knowledge of the street grid firsthand behind the wheel of a fire truck en route to a burning building. Outside the Seinfeld universe, Hook & Ladder No. 8 is best known as the Ghostbusters' firehouse headquarters.
- 54 Manhattan Criminal Court, 100 Centre St., Civic Center, ☎ . M-F 9AM-5PM. Where Newman's attempt to talk his way out of a traffic ticket is derailed by Kramer, who's still reeling from the concussion "Crazy" Joe Davola gave him in "The Pitch", and where Jackie Chiles cribs from Johnnie Cochran's "if the glove doesn't fit" defense in "The Caddy", with disastrous results for Kramer's lawsuit against the "braless wonder", Sue Ellen Mischke.
- 55 Louis J. Lefkowitz State Office Building, 80 Centre St., Civic Center, ☎ . M-F 8:30AM-3:45PM. Elaine heads here in "The Pilot" to file an "equal employment opportunity" complaint against Monk's Cafe for only hiring large-breasted waitresses (still another continuity error; the EEOC is a federal agency and thus the complaint would not have been heard at the state level); also where Kramer picked up his "ASSMAN" vanity license plates in "The Fusilli Jerry". The Lefkowitz Building is now home to the New York City Marriage Licensing Bureau, and under threat of demolition.
- 13 22–37 37th St., Astoria, Queens. Home of the neurotic, bickering Frank and Estelle Costanza—and their son George too, for most of season 5.
- 14 329 Union St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The apartment of Mr. Peterman's ailing mother, to whom George entrusts the secret of his ATM code.
- 56 Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, ☎ . Site of the US Open tennis tournament, where Jerry becomes infatuated with a deaf lineswoman, George is shown on TV at the concession stand with ice cream all over his face, and Kramer injures Monica Seles in her big comeback match while working as a "ball boy".
- 57 D'Amico Fresh Roasted Coffee, 309 Court St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, ☎ . M-F 7AM-7PM, Sa 7AM-6PM, Su 9AM-3PM. Where Elaine buys George a bag of expensive coffee, which he misinterprets as "stickin' it to [him] that she makes more money than [him]".
- 58 Edward R. Murrow High School, 1600 Avenue L, Midwood, Brooklyn, ☎ . The real Jerry Seinfeld attended Massapequa High School on Long Island, but apparently TV Jerry was a graduate of this school where he returns in Season 9 to do a presentation on Career Day, only to get "bumped" by a fire drill.
- 59 John F. Kennedy International Airport, ☎ . Where, while waiting to pick up Jerry from a flight coming in from St. Louis, George taunts a convict under police escort and Kramer confronts an old acquaintance who borrowed money from him 20 years ago and never repaid it — both with disastrous results.
- 60 LaGuardia Airport, LaGuardia Rd. and 94th St., East Elmhurst, Queens, ☎ . Site of the Diplomat's Club, where Kramer won and then lost thousands of dollars betting on the arrival times of incoming flights (at one point putting up David Berkowitz's mail bag, a keepsake of Newman's, as collateral).
- 61 Queensboro Plaza Station, 27th St. and Queens Plaza, Long Island City, Queens. Supposedly the home of the best gyros in the New York City subway system — the tzatziki sauce from which stained one of the issues of Frank Costanza's beloved TV Guide magazine collection.
- 62 Rockaway Beach, Queens. An ersatz driving range for Kramer, and the site of "marine biologist" George's daring rescue of a beached whale. "The sea was angry that day, my friends..."
- 63 Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, 228 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Stand-in for the Latvian Orthodox church where George attempts to convert to win back a woman who left him, and Kramer discovers his kavorka, almost tempting a clergywoman into giving up her faith.
- 64 Visiting Nurses Association of Brooklyn, 15 Metrotech Center, Downtown Brooklyn, ☎ . Stand-in for the County Blood Bank, where a hike in service fees leads Kramer to angrily take his business (of stockpiling his own blood, "just in case”) elsewhere.
- 13 Yankee Stadium, 161st St. and River Ave., The Bronx. Home of the New York Yankees, George's employer during the sixth, seventh, and most of the eighth season. The Yankee Stadium where George worked was torn down in 2009-10 and is now a park; the baseball team now plays in a new building on the other side of 161st St., also called Yankee Stadium.
|“||Jerry. It's L.A. Nobody leaves. She's a seductress, she's a siren, she's a virgin, she's a whore.||”|
Hate to break it to you, but the vast majority of Seinfeld was not filmed in New York — aside from establishing shots of building exteriors, what's on your TV screen at any given time is usually a Hollywood soundstage.
- 65 CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, ☎ . This is where most of the show was filmed: on Stage 19 for the first three seasons, and on the much larger Stage 9 thereafter, as the number of different sets (and the popularity of the show) had grown substantially. In addition, many exterior scenes were filmed on the "New York Street" set between Stages 14 and 15.
- 66 Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, ☎ . Another studio with a "New York Street" set that was used occasionally for Seinfeld (most notably, the chase scene in "The Rye" was shot at Paramount). Unlike CBS Studios, they offer a two-hour tour where you can see the sets for yourself.
- 67 Warner Bros. Studios, 3400 Riverside Drive, Burbank, ☎ . Daily 8:30AM-3:30PM. All the exterior scenes set in the fictional Latham, Massachusetts—where the gang was booked for violating the local "good samaritan" law in "The Finale"—were filmed on the Warner Bros. backlot. Stage 4 is also where Kramer's bit part in Murphy Brown was filmed (in fiction as in real life). Like Paramount, Warner also offers a studio tour; one of the most renowned in Hollywood.
Some scenes were shot on location in the Los Angeles area, too.
- 68 Anaheim Stadium (now Angel Stadium), 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, ☎ . Three scenes that were set in the Yankees' locker room — the ones from "The Chaperone" where George talks to Buck Showalter about cotton uniforms and advises Danny Tartabull on his swing, and the one with Kramer and Paul O'Neill in "The Wink" — were instead filmed in the visiting team locker room at the Anaheim Angels' home stadium. (The former two were actually filmed during a Yankees-Angels game in July 1994.)
- 69 Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (now Hollywood Burbank Airport), 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, ☎ . The scenes from "The Airport" set at JFK's baggage claim and on the runway were actually filmed here.
- 70 Cheviot Hills Sports Center, 2601 Motor Ave., Culver City, ☎ . M-F 9AM-10PM, Sa-Su 9AM-5PM. Where the scenes from "The Understudy" with Bette Midler and the charity softball game, set in Manhattan's Central Park, were in reality filmed.
- 71 Corner of S. Grand Ave. and Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Where the "runaway rickshaw" scene from the Season 9 episode "The Bookstore" was shot.
- 72 Griffith Park, Los Angeles, ☎ . That's one long race: the finish line scene of the New York Marathon in "The Hot Tub", where Jean-Paul Jean-Paul is burned by Kramer's hot coffee, was actually shot here. (The real-life end of the marathon is Central Park, of course.) Griffith Park is also where you'll find the famous HOLLYWOOD sign, which makes a couple of appearances in "The Trip".
- 73 Orpheum Theatre, 824 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, toll-free: . The Flying Sandos Brothers' performance from "The Friars Club", where Jerry lent out and never got back his crested jacket, was filmed at this historic movie palace and vaudeville theater.
- 74 Santa Monica Pier. Lots of brooding and reflecting here: it's where George sits and takes stock of his life and decides to always do "The Opposite" of his instincts, where he reflects on all his lost loves of the past just before "The Engagement" to Susan, and where Jerry struggles to envision a life without doing "The Voice" that drives his girlfriend crazy.
- 15 The Shelley, 757 S. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles. This old brownstone apartment building in L.A.'s Koreatown wouldn't look out of place on the other coast — and indeed, it was the stand-in for exterior shots of Jerry's Upper West Side apartment.
- 75 Van Nuys Airport, 16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, ☎ . In "The Finale", the scene at the airport where the gang boards the NBC corporate jet to Paris was filmed here. Tours are offered by reservation of this facility that's no stranger to the big or small screen — aside from Seinfeld, VNY has been featured in everything from Casablanca to Glee to Lethal Weapon to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
- 76 Will Rogers State Beach, 17000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, ☎ . When Kramer took up the hobby of hitting golf balls into the ocean in "The Marine Biologist", the ocean in question wasn't the Atlantic! Those scenes were filmed here, as was George's rescue of the beached whale.
"The Keys" and "The Trip"
A trio of episodes that were both set and filmed mostly in L.A. In a story arc spanning the Season 3 finale and the two-part Season 4 premiere, Kramer catches the acting bug and moves to Hollywood to try his luck, only to become a suspect in the ongoing (fictional) "Smog Strangler" serial-killer scare. Meanwhile, Jerry is booked to perform on the Tonight Show, with George tagging along.
- 32 12033 Ventura Pl., Studio City. Like most pay phones in the United States, the one from which Jerry and George called the police to try to clear Kramer's name in the murder case is long gone. But the adjacent parking lot is the one where they unknowingly help the real killer escape from police custody.
- 77 Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, ☎ . The hotel where Jerry and George stayed while in Los Angeles for the Tonight Show — right next door to Universal Studios, where George hoped to take the studio tour (he didn't get to).
- 33 idbox Productions, 4063 Radford Ave., Studio City. Where Kramer auditions for the music video, the horror movie, the exercise tape, and the infomercial. Closed; now Horsepower Entertainment, a presumably similar video production house.
- 78 Insomnia Cafe, 7286 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, ☎ . Su-Th 7AM-7PM, F-Sa 7AM-10PM. Where Kramer talks to his new friend Chelsea about the part he has in mind for her — the title role in a miniseries about Eva Braun — and nervously chats up a creeped-out Fred Savage.
- 79 Las Palmas Hotel, 1738 N. Las Palmas Ave., Los Angeles, ☎ . The seedy flophouse where Kramer rents a room while awaiting his big break. Outside the Seinfeld universe, Las Palmas is best known as the residence of Vivian, Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman.
- 80 NBC Studios (now The Burbank Studios), 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, ☎ . M-F 8AM-5:30PM. Home of The Tonight Show, where Jerry bombs after the maid at his hotel threw away his notes, and where a starstruck George makes an ass of himself backstage to Corbin Bernsen and George Wendt.
- 34 Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. LAPD headquarters, where Kramer is grilled — and reduced to tears — by detectives who think he's the Smog Strangler. Jerry probably recognized the place from its appearances on the old Adventures of Superman TV series with George Reeves, where it stood in for the offices of the Daily Planet. The Los Angeles Police moved to a new building in October 2009; as of December 2018, the old one is in the middle of being demolished.
- 81 Amagansett Farmers Market (now Amber Waves Farm), 367 Main St., Amagansett, New York, ☎ . Daily 7AM-7PM. Where George stops on the way back from the gang's trip to "The Hamptons" to buy some Hampton tomatoes ("You can eat 'em like apples!"), only to get one in the face from Jerry's girlfriend Rachel in a passing car.
- 82 Bridgestone Firestone (now Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology), 1655 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio, ☎ . Where, after a typically elaborate scheme involving a "Snow Tire Day" at Yankee Stadium, George travels hundreds of miles to finally confront his old office nemesis Reilly at his new job, and delivers "The Comeback" to the insult he'd given him just before his resignation. Bridgestone moved their corporate headquarters to Nashville in 2017, but they still have offices in Ohio.
- 35 Giants Stadium, 50 Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey. While taking in a New York Giants football game here, Kramer's attempt to pick up a ticket at the will-call window without ID leads to Elaine's unfortunately-named boyfriend Joel Rifkin being called on the P.A. system. The building was demolished in 2010 and is now a parking lot for MetLife Stadium, where the Giants (and Metro New York's other NFL team, the Jets) play today.
- 83 Joe Robbie Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium), 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida, ☎ . Where Jerry and Newman awkwardly attend the Super Bowl together in "The Label Maker".
- 14 New Munson Diner, 12 Lake St., Liberty, New York, ☎ . Su-Th 6AM-9PM, F-Sa 6AM-10PM. Known on the show as Reggie's, this "Bizarro Diner" was located in Hell's Kitchen until 2005, when the building was moved to its new home in the Catskills via flatbed truck. In "The Soup", Reggie's is the workplace of Kramer's latest love interest, where, to the gang's consternation, egg white omelettes, "big salads", and decaf coffee are not on the menu. George, uncomfortable with his "worlds colliding", returns by himself a season later to avoid hanging out with Susan and his friends simultaneously.
- 84 Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (now Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City), 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey, ☎ . Venue for the 1994 Miss America pageant, where Jerry accidentally kills Miss Rhode Island's trained doves.
New York City
- 16 129 W. 81st St., Upper West Side. The exterior shots were filmed in Los Angeles (see above), but this is the address used in the show for Jerry and Kramer's building—and it's the actual address of the apartment where Jerry and Larry David lived as young stand-up comedians working the New York club circuit in the 1980s.
- 36 609 W. 43rd St., Hell's Kitchen. Long-ago site of Bak's Market, a produce stand where Larry David was once banned for squeezing the fruit too hard. This was the inspiration for the fictional Joe's Fruit Shop, whose owner banned Kramer for trying to return a rotten peach—and later Jerry too, after catching him trying to buy fruit for Kramer. Now a parking ramp. (The "Joe's Fruit Shop" scenes that actually appeared on the show were filmed at CBS Studios in California.)
- 85 Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., Theater District, ☎ . Where Jerry filmed I'm Telling You for the Last Time, a 75-minute "greatest hits"-style stand-up performance aired live on HBO in August 1998 in which he kicked off the post-Seinfeld phase of his career ("The Finale" had aired only three months prior) by ceremonially retiring all his old material. The original broadcast is available for streaming on Netflix, and the CD release won a Grammy Award the following year; if you're a Seinfeld fan, listen closely and you'll hear some bits that were reused in the show (both in the opening segments and the plots themselves).
- 37 Kam Wei Kitchen, 617 Ninth Ave., Hell's Kitchen. According to Kenny Kramer (Larry David's ex-roommate on whom the character of Cosmo Kramer was based), the character of Ping, the delivery boy for the gang's favorite Chinese takeout who makes a handful of appearances in seasons 3 and 4, was based on an employee of this long-closed restaurant whom Larry knew. Now a dry cleaner.
- The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Theater District, ☎ . In addition to its importance within Seinfeld's fictional universe, the real-life Jerry did a stand-up performance here on September 10, 1988. Unbeknownst to him, in the audience were several executives from NBC invited by Seinfeld's manager, George Shapiro, who'd written them a letter several weeks earlier: "Call me a crazy guy, but I feel that Jerry Seinfeld will soon be doing a series on NBC". (This was later reflected in the season 3 episode "The Pitch", where Jerry's TV alter ego was approached by an NBC talent scout after a comedy set.)
- 86 Westway Diner, 614 Ninth Ave., Hell's Kitchen, ☎ . Daily 6AM-1AM. The place where, in late 1988, Jerry and Larry David met over lunch to sketch out the premise for the TV sitcom that NBC executives had just offered him: not a "show about nothing", as others would soon dub it, but a show about how minuscule events in the everyday life of a stand-up comedian inspire the material in his act. (This was the inspiration for the scene in Monk's Cafe in the third-season episode "The Pitch", where a conversation between Jerry and George about salsa led to the idea. In fact, it's often thought that the Westway, more than Tom's, was the true inspiration for Monk's.)
- 87 Jerry's Famous Deli, 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, ☎ . Su-Th 8AM-1AM, F-Sa 8AM-3AM. After a full week of writing, rehearsing and filming, the cast of Seinfeld were famous for unwinding on Friday evenings at the Studio City location of this famous chain of New York-style Jewish delis, eating, talking, and joking together late into the night. Ask the staff and (if it's not too busy) you can see their favorite booth, now marked with a plaque.
- 88 Paisano's Pizza, 1132 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, ☎ . Daily 11AM-midnight. A favorite pizzeria of the Seinfeld writing staff, Paisano's lent its name to the Bronx (really Greenwich Village) eatery featured in "The Calzones".
- 89 National Museum of American History, 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C., ☎ . Daily 10AM-5:30PM. A museum with displays of American cultural history, among them the original puffy shirt which character-Jerry wore on The Today Show, designed by Kramer's low-talking fashion designer girlfriend. Free.